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Hi I'm Ron

I am a father and grandfather, a guitar player, a runner, a lawyer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family. I am blessed with 5 kids and 8 grandkids. I was blessed with a 31 year marriage to a most wonderful woman, and then things changed. My wife was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She fought it valiantly, but it was no use. She passed away and left us all very sad and feeling empty. But through it all, we were supported so kindly by friends, family members, church members, and most of all by the Lord. We all took comfort in our faith and knowledge of our life ahead in the eternities. The Lord moves in mysterious ways, and that was true in my case. Losing my wife left me feeling empty and lost. The kids encouraged me to try things I always wanted to do. So I took flying lessons and bought a drum set. The drums were great fun, the flying lessons not so much. It became clear to me that none of these things were filling the need I had. I did not want to stay alone at 55 years old. One thing led to another and eventually I was blessed to find a new companion. We got married after a rather brief courtship, and life is so good for both of us now. My new wife fills my life with joy, and she inspires me to new heights. Together we now have 8 children, 13 grandchildren and two on the way, (grandchildren that is). Our calendar is full of birthdays and anniversaries, almost too many to keep track! I still like playing the drums and the guitar, and I love to run- even ran a marathon.

Why I am a Mormon

My father’s side of the family has been Mormons for over 180 years, but my mother is a convert to the faith. That combination of experiences has richly blessed my life and helped me to be an active faithful member of the church. My dad’s family’s pioneer strength and long term commitment to the faith is a source of great inspiration to me. Likewise, my mom’s conversion and enthusiasm for her newfound faith inspires me. My membership in the church has richly blessed my family in giving guidance to me and the kids and grandkid in these troubled times. It was the anchor I needed when it came time for my wife to leave this earth and helped me to accept the will of God in that passing. It continues to anchor me with my new wife as we seek to serve others and develop a solid Christian home. It is the source of all of my happiness in this life.

How I live my faith

We worship at church every Sunday. It is a source of great spiritual enrichment and renewal for my wife and I. We love meeting with our fellow members each week and at other times. Our faith is not a Sunday-only faith though; we regularly visit and serve others to help meet their needs. We also regularly participate in community service projects. We try our best to follow the teachings of Jesus, not just on Sundays, but through the rest of our lives, at work, at home and in our neighborhood and community. We try to live the golden rule, doing unto others, as we would have them do to us. We try to be honest in our dealings with all, and to treat all with respect and kindness. We love to share our faith with others, and so I served a two-year mission to Japan when I was 19 years old. My wife and I look forward to serving soon as retired couples’ missionaries.